How To Make Your Instagram Content Shine In 2024Published on 23rd of January 2024
Regardless of how well your Instagram content performed this year, you want to shine brighter on the platform in 2024. And to do that, you must land your profile on Instagram’s Explore page. The experts say that going back to the basics can help small to medium profiles establish their place as content king by taking up space on the Explore page.
Before you start tailoring a new campaign for the new year, however, you must know what the Explore page is and how to get on it.
What is Instagram’s Explore Page?
Each user has a unique Explore page on Instagram, filled with reels, stories, videos, and images that the algorithm creates based on the user’s interactions. For instance, if you have a shoe brand, and a user interacts with your content, they will see a lot more of your posts on their Explore page.
Ideally, you want your content to feature on the Explore pages of your target audience in 2024. If you achieve this goal, you’ll enjoy higher content engagement, potentially more conversions, and even more followers.
How To Create Explore Page-Worthy Content
So, how do you achieve your goal of landing on your target market’s Explore pages in 2024? By understanding what your target audience wants to see and creating engaging content accordingly. Do this by checking out your own Explore page. Which of the posts appeal most to you? What type of captions jump off the screen? Let these inspire you to create unforgettable content for the new year.
And don’t forget about reels. Reels are a big deal for Instagram, so if you get a reel to go viral, you’re all set to appear on your followers’ Explore pages.
Getting Back to Basics
The key to success is the Explore Page, and getting back to basics is one of the easiest ways to get there. Consider the following tried and trusted methods to get your content to shine in 2024.
Quality over Quantity
This is the golden rule of creating Instagram content (or any social media content). The very last thing you want to do is overwhelm your audience with seven or more posts per day. Instead of seeing how many posts you can load on Instagram daily, focus on creating at least one captivating, high-quality post every day.
You’ll see lots of blogs and articles advising that you post at least four times daily. If you don’t have the time to do this, refrain from posting something just for the sake of it. Focus on creating one quality post daily, and aim to capture your followers’ attention with it.
If you want to connect with your audience and get them to engage with your posts, you must create captions that invite action. Make them relevant, witty, or thought-provoking. If you find it challenging to write captions, you can use AI writing apps for inspiration.
You’ll find it challenging to get your content on Explore pages if you ignore hashtags. Hashtags are what make content visible, and they form part of Instagram’s search and discovery feature. The easiest way to use hashtags is to search for trending and relevant ones to add to your posts. Again, if you’re at a loss with hashtags, AI-powered tools can be incredibly helpful.
Another way to ensure you get higher engagement on your posts and that people come back for more is to use Instagram Stories. Use this feature to tell an actual story. Share personal experiences and funny anecdotes, or go behind the scenes of your business to show your audience “a day in the life of…” Instagram users love stories, so if you have one or more to tell, you can captivate your audience and increase interaction on your profile.
If you’re going to make an impact with your Instagram content in the coming year, you must be consistent about it. Consistency will help you grow your audience and build some hype for your upcoming content. Find a posting schedule that works for you and incorporates the times your followers are on Instagram. A good way to do this is to draw up a content calendar at the beginning of the year. As the weeks go by, you can add relevant seasonal content to the calendar.
Consider using a scheduling tool to ensure your posts go out at the right time. This also ensures that your content is shared consistently when you’re away from the office or taking a break.
Diverse Content Formats
Instagram provides you with all the tools and features you need to create compelling content. Use these to make your mark on the platform. For example, if you’re a photographer, you can create a grid using your best work. And you can also use carousels to highlight your favorite photographs. Moreover, you can switch things up by using videos, reels, and stories in between your photographs.
Finding an Influencer
If you don’t yet have an influencer to collaborate with, 2024 is the year to find one. Collaborating with an influencer that shares your specific passion can expand your reach in a short amount of time. And you’ll gain more followers as your content is shown to new audiences.
Using Long-Form Content
While it is true that Instagram is a visual-first platform, don’t underestimate the power of long-form content or captions. You can use Instagram to share in-depth insights into your area of expertise or even advice. Furthermore, you can lengthen your captions to the max to engage your audience better.
Getting Insights and Studying Analytics
Now that you know what type of content to focus on to get on your followers’ Explore pages, you should also use Instagram’s insights and analytics features to establish your posts’ performance. When you study these analytics, you’ll discover which posts work best. Doing this will help refine your strategy until you have the perfect one.
Shine On in 2024
Instagram will continue to grow in popularity in 2024 and beyond. By following these easy steps, you will successfully engage your audience on this important social media platform. By using the right tools, your profile will become a go-to for your followers.